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Miniature monuments : modeling German history, Helmut Puff

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Miniature monuments : modeling German history
Title
Miniature monuments
Title remainder
modeling German history
Statement of responsibility
Helmut Puff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Miniature Monuments: Modeling German History offers a series of essays on small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of the air war. This study thus permits fresh angles on post-war responses to the compounded losses of WW II, and it does so through considering these "miniature monuments?" (of, among others, Frankfurt, Munich, Schwetzingen, Heilbronn and Hiroshima) in a deep cultural history that interlaces the sixteenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries. Three-dimensional renderings in diminutive size have rarely been subjected to rigorous theoretical reflection. Conventionally, models, whether of ruins or intact spaces, have been assumed to be "easily legible"; that is, they have been assumed to be vehicles of the authentic. Yet rubble and other models should be theorized as complex simulacra of abstract realities and catalysts of memories. Miniature Monuments thus tackles a haunting paradox: building ruins. The book elucidates how utterly contingent processes of crumbling and collapse (the English words for the Latin ruina) came to command such great interest in modern Europe that tremendous efforts were taken to uncover, render, and, most of all, recreate ruins.--
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Puff, Helmut
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Media and cultural memory =
  • Medien und kulturelle erinnerung
Series volume
volume 17
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  • Historiography
  • Historical models
Label
Miniature monuments : modeling German history, Helmut Puff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17602841
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9783110303858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880913265
Label
Miniature monuments : modeling German history, Helmut Puff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17602841
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9783110303858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880913265

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